subviral

[suhb-vahy-ruh l]

adjective Microbiology.

of or relating to any macromolecule smaller in size or possessing a lesser degree of organization than a comparable intact viral particle.
of or relating to a component or precursor particle of an intact infective virus.

Nearby words

  1. subvene,
  2. subvention,
  3. subversion,
  4. subversive,
  5. subvert,
  6. subvirus,
  7. subvisible,
  8. subvocal,
  9. subvocal speech,
  10. subvolution

Origin of subviral

First recorded in 1960–65; sub- + viral

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British Dictionary definitions for subviral

subviral

adjective

of, caused by, or denoting a part of the structure of a virus
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